Sequences & Speed , .. Easy Transition, .. Inner Fingers, .. Reach, .. Reliability
Hunt Style keyboard users (the majority, who look at the keys) can reach touch typing speeds without training, using XPeRT's advantages. For more details, visit: Key Sequence Statistics
High frequency keys AEIONRT are struck by dexterous inner fingers on the XPeRT layout, unlike alternate home row oriented keyboards, which place two high frequency keys at awkward small fingers locations (A+S, O+S, A+O, A+R). The small finger shares a tendon with the ring finger and is weaker and shorter than other fingers. Get rid of the letter A at the left pinky location! Return to Top.
|Hours||Faster by||Typing Speed|
|2 - 3||0%||20 wpm|
|8 - 10||+ 50 %||30 wpm|
|16 - 20||+ 100 %||40 wpm|
Hours - Hours of Typing ... WPM - Words Per Minute
A study of 4,000 typists shows that 40 wpm is an average typing speed for touch typists (Reference). Hunt Style keyboard users (the vast majority, who look at keys) can reach touch typing speeds using XPeRT with no special training. Return to Top.
Keyboard Speed Test Link. Take a mini typing test in less than a minute. If the standard keyboard keeps you below 40 wpm, try an XPeRT Keyboard NOW!
Users have improved from 22 wpm to 45 wpm, without any special typing instruction. Doubling typing speed could cut an 8 hour day in half, to 4 hours. Imagine a 100% gain in productivity!
Mechanical typewriters were introduced in the 1870's and touch typists soon began to jam the keys that flew up to the typewriter ribbon. The Standard or Qwerty layout was designed specifically to slow down typing speed and prevent key jamming! "A" is at a small finger. Rare letters, like J and K, are in central spots. Frequently used pairs, like ER and AS, are in awkward places.
Electronic keyboards have no mechanical keys to jam and could be much faster. Unfortunately, after 130 years, we are still stuck with the Qwerty typing speed trap. Cars have replaced horses. Airplanes have replaced steam boats. How about replacing Qwerty? Return to Top or XPeRT Home Page
Keyboards that focus on the middle row and are called "home row" keyboards. The objective is to reduce finger reach and finger strain, while also increasing typing speed. The Dvorak keyboard (1936) is a home row keyboard and has good opposite hand key sequences, but moves most letters and is hard to learn. Also, frequent letters ASNR+O are not struck by agile inner fingers on Dvorak. (See the History page for more info.)
For typists who are most interested in reducing finger strain, a home row keyboard like Dvorak, may be the best choice. For users who only want to increase typing speed, while easing transition from the standard at the same time, XPeRT excels over all other keyboards. This concept is protected by International Patent Application No. PCT CA03-01461. ... Return to Top
The XPeRT Keyboard™ affects no executable code; it is just a new mapping for the numbered (hexidecimal) keycodes in the system keyboard file. Q = 81 replaces A = 65, for example. The keyboard files were generated by a commercial keyboard generator product, for Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, and XP. Installation is performed via easy-to-use wizards and the Control Panel Keyboard utility. Key mapping is a highly reliable design approach to a new keyboard layout. Standard or Qwerty keyboard layouts remain available at all times, via Control Panel options.
For more information, download: XPeRT Guide (pdf). Other topics in the XPeRT Guide:
[A] - Operating Systems other than Windows, such as UNIX, Linux and Macintosh,
[B] - Windows Keyboard / Language Utilities, and
[C] - DOS and Start-up Passwords on Win 98 and Me
See: Statistics ... or Return to Top or XPeRT Home Page.